Turnips

Stubble Turnips are a fast growing catch crop, popular with livestock farmers. They may be sown after first cut silage for summer grazing or after winter cereals for autumn usage.


When planting a large acreage it is advisable to stagger sowing dates, increasing the seed rate in dry conditions. If using for dairy cow grazing it is important to take into consideration the distance between the field and the milking parlour. Strip grazing is advisable if possible to limit wastage.

There are two types of stubble turnip: bulbing (see Barkant and Vollenda) and non bulbing (see Tyfon).

Stock should be introduced gradually over a two week period and an area of grassland should be available for animals to return to; water and hay or straw should also be made available. Please contact your supplier for further guidance.

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